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Four reasons why corruption matters

By Oliver Bullough First published on Al Jazeera More than a trillion dollars are stolen from the world’s poorest countries every year, which is such a vast sum that it is hard to visualise. That amount of money would get you Apple, with enough left over to buy every sterling-denominated note or coin in circulation. Read more >

African roundtable on good infrastructure governance

By Chris Heathcote First published in the Sierra Leone Telegraph Infrastructure is crucial to Africa’s growth prospects. It’s also hard to get right, a reality acknowledged by delegates from around the continent and further afield who recently gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, for Africa’s first roundtable on infrastructure governance. Until now, policy makers have largely Read more >

CW board on MultiChoice revelations and allegations

In the light of recent revelations and allegations concerning the relationship between MultiChoice and ANN7, the board of Corruption Watch has decided to release the following statement: In response to our public fundraising campaign, Corruption Watch received a donation from, amongst other corporations and individuals, Naspers, the owner of MultiChoice. This donation was received some Read more >

CW, R2K frustrated by state delays in Seriti review

Corruption Watch (CW) and the Right2Know (R2K) Campaign have expressed their frustration at the state’s unacceptable delays in responding to their review application in respect of the findings of the Arms Procurement Commission, also known as the Seriti Commission. It is almost a year since the two civil society organisations filed their application in the Read more >

Urgent call to avoid another top cop disaster

 SA safety at risk if Zuma goes it alone again when appointing police commissioner South Africans face the risk of another disastrous police appointment by President Jacob Zuma, who has a record of undermining people’s safety by picking unqualified and dishonest people to head the South African Police Service (SAPS). Police minister Fikile Mbalula said Read more >

Latest MPs’ register of interests not yet in sight

Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests recently set a closing date of Friday, 29 September 2017, for all members of Parliament (MPs) to disclose their business and financial interests. The Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Members’ Interests defines such interests as registrable interests, and MPs are required to make annual disclosures. Read more >

CW strongly supports investigative journalists

CW strongly supports investigative journalists’ role in exposing corruption in SA Responding to a statement by the State Security Agency (SSA) about investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s book The President’s Keepers, and threats by both SSA and the South African Revenue Service (Sars) against Pauw and his publisher, NB Publishers, to recall the book, Corruption Watch Read more >

The work that we do

There’s a lot more to Corruption Watch than investigations. In fact, we don’t see ourselves as an investigative agency. We’re an advocacy organisation. Much of our work is focused on policy and legislative work, outreach programmes, campaigns, and raising the public’s awareness of corruption. We believe that only through a concerted effort, with the general Read more >

Police not coping with serious violent crime

Issued by the Institute for Security Studies A steady rise in murder and armed robbery shows police are not getting a grip on serious violent crime in South Africa, despite a budget increased by almost 50% since 2011/12 to R87-billion. This is largely due to inappropriate political interference in the police, the Institute for Security Read more >